Free access to the United States Treaty Series, compiled by Charles I. Bevans, via the Law Library of Congress website. It includes all bilateral and multilateral treaties 1776-1949. They also have a great introductory guide on understanding US treaties.
… is available online at http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/the-report/
Coming soon a range of free politics and International relations courses from this specialist professional society The blog describes how they aim to form a core introductory curriculum. In the UK a major service with content from the British Library and other major universities is FutureLearn Also well regarded are courseera
Shocking statistics The latest annual edition of the Global Peace index from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). It uses 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators to rate levels of peace in 163 nations worldwide. These include conflicts, security and militarisation of society.
For those who find the abbreviations used by the UN and its agencies difficult to understand try the latest free app which covers common acronyms and a glossary of terms.
…according to the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report an annual ranking produced by The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania. It includes global, regional and thematic rankings with details on the methodology use. All reports from 2008 onwards are also accessible on the website. Lists are […]
This week saw the launch of a new group Conservatives for Britain which will lobby for withdrawal from the EU if renegotiation does not secure a better relationship. See the website of its key member Steve Baker and a recent podcast from a Bruges Group event featuring John Redwood for further insight. However, a recent […]
The Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU)are held in the historic Villa Salviati in Florence. The collection comprises official papers and individual correspondence/personal papers many of which were at one time confidential or secret. They are made public after 30 years. Documents can be consulted in the reading rooms at Villa Salviati and 6 […]
Nigerian Presidential elections are due to take place soon. The Nigeria Security Tracker from the Council on Foreign Relations provides a useful tool for understanding the background of political violence since 2011.
Elections are due to take place on 17th March. The Israel Democracy Institute website is a good starting point for background information on the electoral process. It also has a collection of public opinion polls which cover the relationship between the elections and the peace process. For historical materials try: National Library of Israel Election […]